The first time I went whale watching in Australia was in July 2010. We got the ferry out to Stradbroke Island, which is off the coast of Brisbane. From there we stared out at the sea from the beaches and sometimes from the cliffs, for about five hours. All we saw was, well, the sea… [...]
In November of last year Mrs Bob and I went to Binna Burra Lodge for the weekend, just to chill out. There is no doubt, it is a great place to do that, the views are just spectacular. If you look closely, you can see the Gold Coast in the distance… It is also a [...]
Regular readers will probably remember that back in the day, I used to reprint articles I’d written for Australia and New Zealand magazine, here on my website, about once a month. Well, that was because I used to write an article for them once a month and I’d put them on my website after they [...]
At the end of last month, when the school holidays began, the Bobinoz family jumped on a plane to Sydney for a four day break. Top of our list of ‘things to do‘ this time was to walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach via the scenic route. As you can see from the map, [...]
In July 2011 my family and I went for a winter holiday in Tasmania. We were there for a week, spending four days in Hobart before driving north to Launceston to spend a further three days there. During the holiday we discovered that 7 days was nowhere near long enough to explore Tassie, and vowed [...]
As you probably know, there is a great deal of rivalry between Australians and New Zealanders. It’s mainly in sport, which is most obvious with the Bledisloe Cup; the annual rugby league battle between the Wallabies and the All Blacks. Australia normally comes off second best in that one, to much gnashing of teeth here [...]
It shocks me that I have been writing posts on this blog for over 11 years now, and I’ve never written one specifically about RSL’s. Never too late, as they say. I wrote this article some time ago, late in 2017, and it appeared in Australia and New Zealand magazine for their winter addition of [...]
Visa charges to increase, Skilled Migration – Recent changes to the skill lists, New short-term temporary parent visa, Partner provisions – now NOT commencing 17 April 2019, New skilled regional provisional visas and New definition of Regional Australia.